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Birth- Madelung's deformity

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Description: Madelung's deformity is a dysplasia of the radius resulting in an exaggerated radial inclination, a short forearm, dorsal dislocation of the ulnar head and a "V" shaped proximal carpal row. It may be painful and may result in extensor tendon rupture. Congenital Madelungs may be due to an abnormal fibrous band tethering sigmoid notch of the radius proximally to the ulna. Traumatic Madelung's may follow partial growth arrest of the distal radius. Treatment options differ in the mature and immature skeleton.

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Charles Eaton
Institution: E-Hand
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
Last Modified: Thu Aug 06 2009